Re: [R] Graphic text

From: Maura E Monville <maura.monville_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:53:35 -0600

I tried to install "ade4TKGUI" but it failed maybe because I did not install Tcl/Tk on my Linux/SuSE ???

Attaching package: 'ade4'

        The following object(s) are masked from package:base :

         within

Loading required package: tcltk
Error in firstlib(which.lib.loc, package) :   Tcl/Tk support is not available on this system Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded Execution halted
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package 'ade4TkGUI' ** Removing '/home/mauede/R/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-library/2.6/ade4TkGUI'

I am not sure this package will provide the features I need.

I am just looking for the possibility to pop up a message box from an R program.
Basically I would like to display some calculation results and some statistic summary in numerical format. No plot. The textual contents should be fed to the pop-up window from the R program.

Thank you so much,
Maura

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Neil Shephard <nshephard_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Maura,
>
> Compound quotes can become an absolute nightmare (in any language).
>
> R already has Tcl/TK packages, check out the following from CRAN...
>
> ade4TKGUI
> gWidgetstcltk
> plotAndPlayGTK *
> RGtk2
>
> * possibly what your after?
>
> Also you might find some of the packages listed at the Graphics Task
> View of use (http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Graphics.html),
> perhaps something under the Dynamic Graphics section?
>
> Personally if I wanted fancy graphics for a presentation I'd go down
> the line of LaTeX to produce nice PDF's which can have nice grahpics
> and "pop up's". LaTeX is well supported in R via the Sweave suite and
> various other packages such as xtable() and the latex functions in
> Hmisc() and many other packages.
>
> Sorry I've not provided any direct solution,
>
> Neil
>
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Maura E Monville
>
>
> <maura.monville_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > I will try. It looks like the new-line sequence is to be enclosed in
> > single quotes ''
> > because the whole text is inside double quotes "".
> > Still it would be nice to have the possibility to pop up a text
> > widget. I know R is a serious statistical tool. But when you have to
> > present your project then pretty pictures,widgets, and gadgets capture
> > the attention of the audience.
> > Maybe R can be interfaced with GL and/or Tcl/Tk.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Maura
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Neil Shephard <nshephard_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi Maura,
> > >
> > > I was for sent this instead of it being sent to the list or yourself.
> > >
> > > Neil
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Horan, Brian <Brian_Horan_at_csx.com>
> > > Date: Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 4:30 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [R] Graphic text
> > > To: Neil Shephard <nshephard_at_gmail.com>
> > >
> > >
> > > Putting a newline, '\n' works in your main/sub text string works for me
> > > on both *NIX and Windows...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org]
> > > On Behalf Of Neil Shephard
> > > Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:50 AM
> > > To: Maura E Monville
> > > Cc: r-help
> > > Subject: Re: [R] Graphic text
> > >
> > > Hi Maura,
> > >
> > > I'm afraid that your message below only came to me, and wasn't copied to
> > > R-help.
> > >
> > > I'm useless at graphics in R, but I'd recommend posting exactly what
> > > R-code that your writing, this will show what plotting commands your
> > > using and the syntax, and will allow others to provide insightful
> > > comments, otherwise they're just guessing at what your already doing.
> > >
> > > A very vague guess that I can offer would be that the argument to main
> > > or sub could be split over multiple lines by writing it like this...
> > >
> > > main=c("This is the first line", "and this is the second line")
> > >
> > > ....but as I say, I'm not great with graphics, and don't know what
> > > function/commands your using.
> > >
> > > For your convenience I've CC'd this to R-help so that if you hit
> > > "Reply to all" then your message with your examples will go to the
> > > list too.
> > >
> > > Neil
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Maura E Monville
> > > <maura.monville_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > MY OS is Linux/SuSE 10.3
> > > >
> > > > R version is 2.6.1
> > > >
> > > > The pop-up message is my goal. So far it only appears in the text
> > > > terminal window where I started R.
> > > > I would like to show the quantitative results of my calculations
> > > > superimposed to a 2x2 graphic layout..
> > > > This is a textual data spread on a number of lines that cannot be
> > > > placed in the MAIN or SUB text fields of any of the 4 plots.
> > > > I do not know how to split the MAIN or the SUB text onto two or more
> > > lines.
> > > > Anyway, both MAIN and SUB text fields are designed to accommodate
> > > short text
> > > > data ... I guess.
> > > >
> > > > Thank you so much,
> > > > Maura E.M.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:00 AM, <nshephard_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Maura E Monville wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can R handle graphic text ? I mean something like a pop-up
> > > message
> > > > > > window or a text widget ?
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > A little more context would probably be useful.
> > > > >
> > > > > * What OS are you using?
> > > > > * What version of R are you using?
> > > > > * Where is the pop-up message coming from?
> > > > > * What does the pop-up message signify and how do you want it to
> > > be handled?
> > > > >
> > > > > Might be worth reading the posting guide and re-posting your
> > > question (see the signature in all posts from R-help for the posting
> > > guide URL).
> > > > >
> > > > > >
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> > > code.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > Quoted from:
> > > http://www.nabble.com/Graphic-text-tp15754012p15754012.html
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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Maura E.M

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